Martins Usule hopes to coast on the crest of ‘healthy’ competition in our frontline to give his best for the team in the upcoming campaign.
Last season, Usule alternated attacking responsibilities with Victor Mbaoma as head coach Fatai Osho stuck to his preferred lone striker system.
The forward made the most of the game minutes he got, scoring crucial winners in Confederation Cup matches against San Pedro and TS Galaxy, as well as the equaliser in the NPFL fixture at Katsina United.
Now in his second with us, Usule expects to continue to fight for his place in Osho’s teamlists.
“From the beginning I knew that I would have to fight. I never thought there would be an automatic shirt waiting for me. From the moment I signed for this club, I knew I would have to fight for every minute.
“Now I can say it has made me a better player. It makes me want to be fit at every time and that requires hardwork.
“Also, the coach is somebody who loves to see his players give hundred per cent in training, so everyone has to be at his best.
“This is not a place where you can sleep. There many good players for every position so you have to prove why you should be the one to play. I’m expecting more of that healthy competition this season, and it will make everyone better.”